What do promotional bags have to do with fall and winter jackets? Plenty, according to Melanie, a bag expert from 4imprint’s merchandising department.
“Some of our promotional bags are following the retail trend of using accents or features taken from outerwear styles,” she said. “Drawing inspiration from some of our favorite fall and winter outerwear staples and new styles, these bags are a fashionable way to carry your gear. They’re pulling design elements from outerwear, whether in the bags’ functionality or in accents and trims. As the temperatures drop and seasons change, our clothing doesn’t need to be the only thing we swap out.”
“Like the 3-in-1 jacket concept, these bags have removable components that let you customize how you carry your things, whether to the office or while out exploring,” Melanie explained. “Use each bag component individually or together, just like you can with your traditional 3-in-1 style jacket, where you can wear the outer shell, the lining or combined for three options based on the conditions.”
The Arctic Zone® Repreve Backpack Cooler with Waist Bag features a roomy, insulated cooler section with a removable insulated sling bag for smaller items. Use either one separately or put them together. What a great milestone gift! The Clarke Convertible Tote is a tote bag and cinchpack in one. The cinchpack with backpack straps and drawstring closure cleverly detaches from the tote for two great promotional gifts in one compact package.
“Another retail trend that is spreading into promotional products is the use of similar fabrics from your favorite pullovers for the main bag material or as accents,” Melanie said. “Sherpa pullovers are really popular right now, so using sherpa accents on bags ties in with that outerwear trend.”
Several bags by Field & Co. use a sherpa trim similar to the sherpa lining or collar of a warm, cozy fall or winter jacket. They include the Field & Co. Fireside 12-Can Backpack Cooler, Field & Co. Fireside 15” Laptop Backpack and the Field & Co. Fireside Duffel, the last of which uses sherpa lining on the shoulder pad.
“The puffer coat or puffer vest is always a favorite style to wear during colder months, partly because of the fashionable quilting accents,” Melanie said. “The bags shown here use that type of stitching and fill, so they are continuing the trend.”
The Keller Quilted Sportpack, Keller Quilted Lunch Cooler and Keller Quilted Tote all feature quilting accents. The Mod Sportpack and Mod Zippered Tote have contrast quilting accents on one side for a cozy touch (gray bag has gray accent).
Catch their eye at trade shows and other events with the branded 164806 Puffer Drawstring Sportpack, featuring quilted puffer stitching and four color options to make your imprint pop.
Snuggly flannels and woodsy plaids are as abundant as the piling leaves and chilly November mornings in some areas. Here’s a nice selection of favorite fall flannels and plaids as seen on promotional bags. Wouldn’t your business logo look sharp on one of these?
The Buffalo Plaid Jute Tote features the classic checkerboard buffalo plaid look in red, green or blue, with your logo on the front. The roomy Buffalo Plaid Cooler Bag helps keep their lunches and beverages cool. It features your choice of a red, royal blue, white or gray buffalo plaid pattern on top and a solid black bottom with your screen-printed or embroidered logo. If you want a more subtle plaid accent, try the Buffalo Plaid Boat Tote, featuring your choice of red, blue or black plaid accents on the handle and base.
With these stylish promotional bags, you’ll be ready to bring fashionable flair to everyone’s favorite fall activities.